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Storytime Resources

Many people have asked me where I get ideas for storytimes and where I find all of the fun props, puppets and other goodies that I use at the library. Here are some of my favorite storytime resources…

Storytime Planning Books and Online Resources

I’m a Little Teapot!: Presenting Preschool Storytime compiled by Jane Cobb
Babies in the Library! by Jane Marino
Storytimes for Two-Year-Olds by Judy Nichols
The Eensty, Weensty Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes compiled by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson
The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants compiled by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller
Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra

The Best Kids Book Site: themed storytime and craft ideas
Sur La Lune: storytime themes (website made by former Burbank librarian!)
BayNews Storytime Ideas: storytime themes and ideas compiled by librarians from Northern California
MHLS Story Hour Resources: an awesome compilation of helpful storytime links from the Mid-Hudson Library System

Puppets, Flannels, Toys and Props
Artfelt: flannel puppets/figures for flannel boards
Little Folks Visuals: flannel figures including traditional nursery rhymes and fairy tales
Folkmanis: the ultimate in quality puppets
Lakeshore Learning: educational products include story aprons, monkey mitts and kits
Manhattan Toy: a good place to find finger puppets

Nursery Rhyme Coloring Sheets
Hendersonville TN Police Department Nursery Rhyme Coloring Pages
Mother Goose Coloring Pages
DLTK Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes Coloring Pages

Mother Goose Websites
Mother Goose: a Scholarly Exploration: online academic resource from Rutgers University that includes rhymes, variants, background, interpretations, research and other nursery rhyme goodies
Mother Goose Society: official website of the Mother Goose Society
Mother Goose Express: fun activities to do with Mother Goose
Nursery Rhyme Party Ideas: throw a Mother Goose themed party!

Music
KIDiddles: a good place to find lyrics (and sometimes MIDI files of the music!) to favorite kid songs
Most of the music I use and enjoy can be purchased on Amazon or CD Baby

Storytelling Resources
Story-Lovers Lists of Stories: find stories to tell and share sorted by different age groups, genres, occassions, etc.

Early Literacy
Zero to Three: Early Language and Literacy: parent resources on how to nurture language and literacy skills from birth to three
Every Child Ready to Read: the American Library Association’s workshops for caregivers on emergent literacy (includes access to research and full text for workshops)

 

4 Responses to Storytime Resources

  1. Rachee says:

    Jennifer,
    Thank you for such a wonderful website and resource.
    Your enthusiasm is catching.
    -r

  2. Lois Graham says:

    Your storytime ideas are fantastic! I like how you put the themes together. Many of the ideas will go great with my Story Time Felts. I am excited about using the felt with your ideas with my children and at storytimes. Thank you!

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